BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD LEADERSHIP AND 2014 CLASS OF TRUSTEES AND OVERSEERS; WILLIAM F. ACHTMEYER TO BE NEW CHAIR OF BSO BOARD OF TRUSTEES; DR. PAUL BUTTENWIESER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF BSO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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July 15, 2014

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD LEADERSHIP
AND 2014 CLASS OF TRUSTEES AND OVERSEERS

WILLIAM F. ACHTMEYER TO BE NEW CHAIR OF BSO BOARD OF TRUSTEES;
DR. PAUL BUTTENWIESER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF BSO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., Barbara Hostetter, Joshua A. Lutzker
To Become Trustees; Twelve New Overseers Elected

BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe, Music Director Designate Andris Nelsons,
incoming Chair of the BSO Board of Trustees William “Bill” F. Achtmeyer, and
incoming President of the Board of Trustees Dr. Paul Buttenwieser (Photo by Michael Blanchard)

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees recently elected a new Board Chair, a new Board President, three new Trustees, and 12 new Overseers to terms beginning September 1, 2014. William “Bill” F. Achtmeyer, chairman and managing partner of The Parthenon Group LLC, was elected Chair of the BSO Board of Trustees—the top leadership position on the board—effective September 1, 2014, succeeding outgoing Chair Edmund Kelly. Dr. Paul Buttenwieser, a psychiatrist specializing in psychoanalysis, child and adolescent psychiatry, was elected President of the Board. These new board appointments coincide with Andris Nelsons’ first season as BSO Music Director, with a major gala party celebration planned for Tuesday, September 23, and his first concert as music director to take place on Saturday, September 27—a program of music by Puccini, Wagner, and Respighi, with special guest artists, soprano Kristīne Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann.

The addition of the position of President reflects the size and scope of the organization today, and adds to the depth of leadership – alongside the Chair and other officers – as the Orchestra enters an important period that will see the introduction of Andris Nelsons as the BSO’s new music director and the development of several strategic projects that will strengthen the BSO’s position as a leading orchestra in the world.

In addition, the Board elected three new Trustees: Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., Barbara Hostetter and Joshua A. Lutzker. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Trustees has the legal responsibility for setting the broad policies of the BSO, approving budgets, reviewing audits, handling and maintaining assets, and appointing the music director and managing director positions. The Trustees also establish fundraising mechanisms and assume leadership in capital, endowment, and annual fund drives.

The Trustees also elected twelve new members of the BSO Board of Overseers: James Aisner, Liliana Bachrach, Yumin Choi, Sarah Eustis, Beth Fentin, Zoher Ghogawala, Patricia Gilbert, Karen Kaplan, Randy Pierce, Ronald Rettner, Sandra Urie, and Marillyn Zacharis. BSO Overseers lend their expertise and judgment to the Trustees and management on a wide range of topics, including development, marketing, finance, real estate, government relations, and ancillary activities.

NEW BSO CHAIR BIO
William “Bill” F. Achtmeyer is chairman and managing partner of The Parthenon Group LLC, a leading strategic advisory and private equity investment firm. He has guided Parthenon’s vision since its founding in 1991. He is a recognized expert in corporate and business unit strategy and in mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Achtmeyer was a director at Bain & Company, where he founded and led the mergers & acquisitions/integration practice. Finally on the corporate side of his responsibilities, Mr. Achtmeyer is a director on the Board of Briggs & Stratton (NYSE listed) and the Citizens Energy Corporation.

Mr. Achtmeyer is an Overseer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a governor for the Handel and Haydn Society. He is also vice chair of the Board of Trustees of Belmont Hill School and chairman of the Board of Directors of Tenacity. Mr. Achtmeyer is the former Chairman of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. In June of 2012, Mr. Achtmeyer stepped down as chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College after 11 years of service. At that time, he was awarded the Overseers’ Medal in recognition of his dedicated service to Tuck, where he has hooded over 2,600 students at Investiture ceremonies.

Mr. Achtmeyer holds a B.A. in public and international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

NEW BSO PRESIDENT BIO
Dr. Paul Buttenwieser is a psychiatrist specializing in psychoanalysis, child and adolescent psychiatry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and literature at Harvard College and his M.D. at Harvard Medical School. He established his own psychiatric practice in 1971 and has taught at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He is also a writer, the author of two novels, Free Association and Their Pride and Joy, and several short stories.

In 1988, Dr. Buttenwieser and his wife, Katie, founded the Family-to-Family Project, an agency working with homeless families in the Boston area. He recently stepped down as chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, after a decade of leading the Board of Trustees. During his tenure, he led the ICA in two capital campaigns for its new waterfront building, which opened in December 2006, and to establish an endowment and permanent collection. He is a Trustee and former Chair of the American Repertory Theater, a Trustee of Partners in Health, an honorary Trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, a member of the President’s Advisory Council at Berklee College of Music, a member of the Director’s Advisory Council of the Harvard University Art Museums, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was formerly a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. At Harvard’s 2010 commencement, President Drew Faust awarded him the Harvard Medal for services to the University.

NEW BSO TRUSTEES BIOS
Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.is professor of neuroscience and president emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; she served as the sixteenth president from December 2004 to July 2012, and she was the first woman and first life scientist to lead the institute. Dr. Hockfield has elected to establish her current office at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, where she serves as faculty chair of the board of advisors. Prior to MIT, Dr. Hockfield was a member of the faculty of Yale University (1985-2004), asthe William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1998 – 2002), and Provost (2003 – 2004). Dr. Hockfield earned her B.A. in biology from the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. in anatomy and neuroscience from Georgetown University School of Medicine, while carrying out her dissertation research in neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Francisco before joining the scientific staff at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Dr. Hockfield is a director of General Electric and Qualcomm, and also the Council on Foreign Relations and Carnegie Corporation of NY.

Barbara Hostetter serves as Chairman of the Board of the Barr Foundation where she served as President from the time of its founding in 1997 to 2014. She is the ex-officio president of the board of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where she co-chaired the strategic planning process and provided oversight for the design and construction of the new Renzo Piano wing that opened in January, 2012. Barbara is a member of the Arts Advisory Council for the Boston Public Schools, the Council of Advisors for Historic Boston, Inc., and the Friends Council for the Friends of the Public Garden.Her past service includes serving on the Board of Trustees of The New England Aquarium, the Friends of The Public Garden, Milton Academy and the MSPCC. She was appointed by Governor Romney to the DCR as a founding member of the Stewardship Council.

Since 2010, Joshua A. Lutzker has served as a managing director of Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm. He originally joined Berkshire Partners in 1998 as an associate, and he returned to the firm in 2002 after graduating from business school. Mr. Lutzker’s directorships and primary involvement with Berkshire portfolio companies includes: Catalina, a provider of personalized media for consumer promotions and advertising headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL; SRS Distribution Inc., a national distributor of roofing supplies based in McKinney, TX; and Vi-Jon Inc., a leading manufacturer of private label personal care products headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Lutzker is also a director of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Lutzker was an associate consultant at Bain & Company. He earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Duke University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

NEW BSO OVERSEERS
The following individuals were elected to become BSO Overseers beginning September 1, 2014:

James Aisner, Director of Media and Public Relations, Harvard Business School
Liliana Bachrach, Independent Marketing Consultant
Yumin Choi, Partner at HLM Venture Partners
Sarah Eustis, CEO, Main Street Hospitality and Managing Director, Red Lion Inn
Beth Fentin, Civic Leader
Zoher Ghogawala, Chairman of Neurosurgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Patricia Gilbert, Treasurer, Tetlow Realty Associates Inc.
Karen Kaplan, Chairman & CEO, Hill Holliday
Randy Pierce, Director of North American Infrastructure, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Ronald Rettner, President, Rettner Management Corporation, and Managing Partner, Baron Associates
Sandra Urie, Chairman and CEO, Cambridge Associates
Marillyn Zacharis, Civic Leader

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